Easy Mango Salsa

Change up your salsa game with this sweet and spicy mango salsa recipe! Scoop it up with tortilla chips, or top it onto tacos, burritos, and more.

Mango salsa

With Cinco de Mayo coming up tomorrow, I thought I’d pop in to share this mango salsa. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make throughout the spring and summer because it’s refreshing, fun, and so darn simple. Follow the recipe once or twice, and you’ll be able to leave the measuring cups in the drawer and just eyeball the ingredients. After that, you can change it up in all sorts of ways. Mix in avocado, or add some black beans. You could even toss in pickled jalapeños! Because this is such an easy, flexible recipe, it lends itself well to variations, and it never disappoints. Get your margarita (or mango margarita) ready – let’s make mango salsa!

Mango salsa recipe ingredients

Mango Salsa Recipe Ingredients

This sweet & spicy salsa requires just 7 ingredients:

  1. Mangos – Any ripe mango will work here, but Ataulfo or Champagne mangos (pictured above) are my first pick for this recipe. They usually pop up in grocery stores in the spring. I prefer them to red mangos because they have a softer, juicier texture and sweeter flavor.
  2. Red onion – For color, crunch, and sharp, savory flavor.
  3. Cilantro – It flecks the salsa with green and adds fresh flavor.
  4. Lime juice – It makes the salsa bright and tangy.
  5. Garlic – For sharp depth of flavor.
  6. Jalapeño – For heat.
  7. And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Mango Salsa Recipe Variations

This mango salsa recipe is super flexible! Feel free to change it up to suit your tastes or use what you have on hand. Here are a few of my favorite variations:

  • Add avocado. Avocado makes everything better, right? Stir in 1/2-1 diced avocado to make a richer, creamier salsa.
  • Pickle something. For an extra-bright and tangy salsa, replace the raw jalapeños with pickled ones. Pickled red onions would be great here too!
  • Bulk it up. Turn this mango salsa into a heartier dip by adding 1/2 cup cooked black beans and some finely diced red peppers.

Let me know what variations you try!

Mango salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips

Mango Salsa Serving Suggestions

This mango salsa recipe is a perfect appetizer. I love it on its own with tortilla chips, and it’s a great way to jazz up guacamole, too. Scoop some onto your next bowl of guac for a dressed up party dip!

But your options for serving it don’t end there. Here are a few more of my favorite ways to use it:

How do you like to serve mango salsa? Let me know in the comments!

More Homemade Salsas and Dips

If you love this fresh mango salsa recipe, try one of these homemade salsas or dips next:

For more tasty appetizer ideas, check out this post!

Mango Salsa

rate this recipe:
4.96 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves 3 to 4
This sweet and spicy mango salsa recipe will be a hit at your next party!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe mangos
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • ½ jalapeño, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and dice the mangos according to this method.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the mango, onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, and salt. Chill until ready to use.

 

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  1. Cara
    05.29.2022

    5 stars
    The mango salsa was very delicious. I loved the contrasting flavors and textures. The crunchy chips. The sweet mango. The sharp spiciness of the jalapeño. It was very delicious

  2. Colleen Reynolds
    05.29.2022

    Delicious and quick! Had on top of some avocado toast 🙂

  3. Susan Hammond
    05.28.2022

    5 stars
    Used both Ataulfo and Red Mango. Added avocado, red bell pepper and black beans. Love!!! So fresh and satisfying!

  4. Mika Walton
    05.28.2022

    So very easy and delicious!

  5. Brenda Leis
    05.27.2022

    5 stars
    Delicious. I added a can of black beans and we had it with tacos instead of guacamole. My avocados didn’t ripen in time and this was an excellent replacement. Love your cooking club ideas because it inspires me to try new recipes.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.28.2022

      Yum, I’m so glad you loved it on your tacos!

  6. Sarah Calhoun
    05.27.2022

    5 stars
    Soooo fresh and delicious! It feels so springy/summery! Amazing on brisket tacos.

  7. Elaine Scanlon
    05.27.2022

    5 stars
    I have made this multiple times and so yummy! Perfect on top of tacos and the rest is gobbled up with tortilla chips. Yum!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.28.2022

      I’m so glad you’ve loved it!

  8. Emily North
    05.26.2022

    5 stars
    Delicious! Made flank steak tacos topped with the mango salsa, avocado, and sour cream!!

  9. Lynn Matthews
    05.26.2022

    Delicious! Has with veggie tacos.
    Can’t wait to have it with fish or shrimp tacos!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.26.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Rachel Arenstein
    05.25.2022

    4 stars
    So delicious and easy to make! I like cilantro, but next time I’d probably cut the amount by half.

  11. Tova teitelbaum
    05.25.2022

    5 stars
    This came out so good! I added it to some black bean and rice tacos I made and it gave it such a great flavor!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.26.2022

      Oh yum, I’m so glad you loved it!

  12. Bridget Cassun
    05.25.2022

    5 stars
    Delicious; so easy and refreshing. Added the avocado; highly recommended. The lime zest was a tasty addition.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.26.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it with the avocado!

  13. Kiley Gansert
    05.24.2022

    5 stars
    We made this salsa to eat with a quinoa burrito bowl for dinner and it was so tasty! Easy to make and super refreshing on a hot day.

    “It was good” -a glowing review from my boyfriend

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.26.2022

      Ha, I’m glad you both enjoyed it!

  14. Sneha Pandya
    05.22.2022

    5 stars
    Great summer recipe! It’s especially good for ripe mangoes that aren’t as flavorful on their own — the salsa really brings out the mango flavor. Thanks!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.23.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  15. Beth Grace
    05.22.2022

    This was so good! Swapped in mint for the cilantro since I’m one of this people who thinks it tastes like soap and it was amazing!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.23.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it! Ooh I love mint.

  16. Annika Carnes
    05.21.2022

    5 stars
    This mango salsa is perfection in a bowl! Very tasty with tortilla chips and absolutely delicious on top of salmon. One of my new favorite ways to serve salmon. It’s very convenient too that the salsa can be made a little bit ahead of time. Next we will have it with tacos. This is one of those versatile recipes that can go with so many different dishes.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.23.2022

      I’m so glad you loved the salsa!

  17. Barb Orr
    05.21.2022

    5 stars
    Delicious! Had it last night on top of tacos. Hubs wanted to eat it all himself! This will definitely be a weekly staple.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.23.2022

      I’m so glad you both loved it!

  18. Teri DeFoe
    05.19.2022

    This was so good!! Thanks for the recipe!! I will be making this again in the near future.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.19.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  19. Shira Isenberg
    05.17.2022

    5 stars
    Quick and easy! Great for topping tacos.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.18.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  20. Samantha Barnett
    05.17.2022

    5 stars
    Yum, yum!! I’m getting requests to make this again already!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.18.2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit!

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